(A)   The City Council hereby finds and declares air quality to be an important part of the health, safety and welfare of the community, and that the City Council has a duty to protect and improve air quality in and around the city, not only for the health, safety and general welfare of its citizens, but also because air pollution resulting from the use of solid fuel-burning devices reduces the desirability of the community as a resort thus affecting the aesthetic and economic welfare of the community.
   (B)   The City Council finds and declares present levels of air pollution to be unacceptable and recognizes the need to achieve the maximum practical degree of air purity possible by requiring the use of all available practical methods and techniques to control, prevent and reduce air pollution.
   (C)   It is the intent of the Council to require the installation of or conversion to approved solid fuel- burning devices, and prohibiting the burning of coal, all for the improvement of the air quality, aesthetic and economic environment of the city. It is to this end that this chapter is enacted.
(1976 Code, § 9-5-1)  (Ord. 299-94, passed 6-23-1994)